An elementary school student from Billings has died of complications due to influenza, the first child death due to the flu in Montana since the 2015-16 flu season.
According to US News & World Report, Chloe Lai was a student at St. Francis School in Billings, Mt. She fell ill and was hospitalized Sunday and died Tuesday afternoon. The Department of Public Health and Human Services says Montana has had 33 flu-related deaths this winter.
The CDC has reported a total of 114 pediatric influenza deaths as of February 24, 2018, according to its Weekly Mortality & Morbidity Report (WMMR).